Travel & Expense, Finance AI, Did You Know?

When it comes to corporate expense audits, one size does not fit all

In this segment of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at why amount verification per expense type can help control excessive spend and policy...

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Managing unseen duplicate spend in finance departments

In this segment of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at the issue of duplicate spend across both invoices and employee expenses. This ongoing...

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Stop employee corporate credit card fraud in its tracks

In this segment of our “Did You Know?” series, we explore how AppZen’s Expense Audit enforces corporate credit card compliance and stops employee...

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Personal expense or valid business spend? With AI, it’s black and white

In this segment of our “Did You Know?” series, we examine the blurred lines between personal and business expenses, and suggest tools and insights...

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Custom dashboards provide answers to your critical T&E challenges

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we explore the custom dashboard capabilities of Expense Audit and how it helps you discover new...

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Worried about Sunshine Act compliance? Here’s a simple reporting solution

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at simplifying HCP/One Payment compliance to meet the requirements of the Sunshine Act. This...

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Are your corporate expense policies getting lost in translation?

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at how finance teams can verify foreign language expense receipts. This ongoing series...

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The 3Ps of expense compliance verification: Pervasive, preventive and prepayment

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at the limitations of existing compliance verification and how to transform it into a...

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Compliance, Travel & Expense, Finance AI, Did You Know?

Your expenses never stop changing. Neither should your expense analytics.

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at on-demand expense analytics and how management dashboards can help you take a more...

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The top 3 expense audit analytics tools you can’t live without

In this edition of our “Did You Know?” series, we look at the use of self-service reporting and analytics within the finance department. This ongoing...

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From Powerpoint to Pedicures: Controlling suspicious spend in a remote working world

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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You can’t manage what you can’t measure: Getting a 360-degree view of spend data

Our ongoing series “Did you know” highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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3 excellent reasons to benchmark your company spend against industry peers

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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World-class customer support to transform your expense operations

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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Compliance, Travel & Expense, Finance AI, Did You Know?

3 Reasons to use AI to automate financial compliance

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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Are repeat offenders staying under your expense audit radar?

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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How AppZen helps you stop duplicate spend

Our ongoing “Did you know” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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Finance teams really can afford to audit 100% of corporate expenses prior to reimbursement

Welcome to our new series of blogs on expense auditing issues, trends, and automation best practices. Our ongoing “Did you know?” series highlights...

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Verifying restaurant receipts requires more than meets the eye

Our ongoing “Did you know?” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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How to stop employee travel upgrades from downgrading your bottom line

Our ongoing “Did you know?” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen and how you can take advantage of our solutions’ capabilities....

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Expense Audit receipt verification lets you know what is on every receipt

Our ongoing “Did you know?” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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Out-of-policy doesn’t have to mean out of the company’s pocket

Our ongoing “Did you know?” series highlights the capabilities and benefits of AppZen Expense Audit, bringing you deeper into what makes it tick and...

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AI Automation for Your AP Inbox with SAP Ariba and AppZen

Accounts payable teams using SAP Ariba have been struggling with long cycle times and high-cost invoice processing for years. These teams find...

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AppZen Launches Innovative AppStore

AppZen AppStore - Customized AI Apps For All Your Expense Needs  AppZen has launched the first-ever Finance AI AppStore with apps that help customers...

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T&E | The Role of Habit in Expense Culture

Business travel is a series of habits In his bestselling book, “The Power of Habit”, Charles Duhigg explains how humans have evolved habits to save...

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Is Your Expense Management System Ready for Hybrid Workers?

T&E ramping back up  We keep hearing about companies preparing to return to some sort of normalcy. As vaccine programs continue apace and...

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Business Travel Strikes Back - Is Your Expense Team Ready?

When it comes to the question of business travel, it’s clear a series of changes are on the horizon, and it’s time to prepare for action. Executives...

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New T&E fees: Is your expense claim system ready?

As business travel resumes, added T&E fees are making a comeback. During the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines, hotels, and other travel-related services...

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Jamie Dimon is fed up with Zoom calls | Finance Team Tools for Corporate Travel

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, caused a stir last week when he said, “I’m about to cancel all my Zoom meetings. I’m done with it.” 

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No, you can’t game your expense report with food products renamed as office supplies

Recently, Instagram posts went viral from a Toronto restaurant (@goodfortuneburger) that renamed its items as WFH expenses with the intention of...

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Employee Expense Policy | Company Culture | The New Normal

A documented corporate expense policy should remove confusion about what employees should submit for reimbursement. In the context of the current...

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7 ways to automate your unique corporate T&E policy with Mastermind

No two corporate T&E policies are exactly alike. AppZen Mastermind extends the power of AppZen Expense Audit to give enterprise finance teams the...

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Expensing in a crisis, part 2: Companies rethink expense policies as COVID-19 disrupts office life

We hope our last blog helped your organization consider its response to the current global health crisis. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 has...

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Expensing in a crisis: Employees seeking reimbursement for COVID-19-related expenses

At AppZen, we help our customers process millions of finance transactions per month, giving us a uniquely detailed view into how companies worldwide...

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No one likes approving expense reports — Here are 4 ways AI can help

Hate expense reports? You’re not alone. 

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Should You Approve Work Related Expenses Without Receipts? | Appzen

Anyone who has ever submitted an expense report after a business trip knows how stressful it can be to scramble to find receipts for everything –...

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What is AppZen’s Compliance Index?

The AppZen Compliance Index (ACI) is one of the key attributes we use to identify and assign risk to an expense report. ACI is analogous to a FICO...

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What's the ideal turnaround time for expense report reimbursement?

Philosophies on the timing of employee expense report reimbursements diverge.

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'Tis the season for big spending

The holidays are right around the corner. Many of us have already started planning our holiday festivities, shopping, and celebrations. As these...

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New Executive Dashboard puts AppZen’s benefits at your fingertips

Finance teams focus a lot of time and energy on day-to-day finance management, but they’re also expected to work towards long-term department goals...

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Double dipping or honest mistake? Detect duplicate expenses before payment

Imagine you’re rummaging through your luggage and you find an old receipt from a previous business trip several months ago. What should you do? Try...

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Catch alcohol, tobacco, flight upgrades, and more with AI

Company travel and entertainment (T&E) policies are becoming increasingly flexible. While we highly recommend offering some leeway in your expense...

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From excessive gratuities to egregious typos, receipt verification finds them all

Auditing expense reports requires auditors to closely examine each expense to verify if the correct receipts are attached, and make sure the receipt...

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Three expense policies you should consider revisiting

“Are you really going to reject that expense report because of that?” We ask our customers this question all the time — and guess what, they usually...

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4 expenses you should look out for around valentine’s day

Valentine’s day can be a wonderful time of year — especially for the retail industry. According to consumer trend predictions, spending on...

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Why visibility into expense reports is so important

The average enterprise processes thousands of expense reports each quarter — large companies may process thousands daily. At the majority of these...

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21 expenses that aren’t in your policy, but should be

I bet you have a solid expense policy for things like airfare, hotels, car rentals, and business meals. It probably has thoroughly-researched...

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Reimburse employees in hours, not weeks, with AI

Today’s expense reimbursement process takes far too long — the average enterprise takes at least two weeks to pay back their employees. This is...

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Analyzing data from 1,000 companies: 3 key ways to reduce spend

Enterprises spend millions – even billions – on business activities, yet their spend processes are outdated and inefficient. A huge source of leakage...

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Improve your company culture with expense report audits (really!)

When it comes to creating and sustaining a positive company culture, most organizations consider their core values, employee recognition, and company...

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Dear CFOs: AI spend audits will be the least sexy fiduciary imperative of 2019

There’s a smorgasbord of sexy artificial intelligence products on the market these days. AI-based spend auditing is not one of them. But, by God,...

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The most creative expense report stories of 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and all their related madness, are nearly upon us. What better time to reflect on a tremendous year for acts of...

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Why is there so little expense report misconduct in China?

Last month, we published a data-driven piece revealing which countries are home to the most expensive report misconduct. Several of the results were...

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Not in my back office: Which industries have the most expense report fraud?

According to new data published from AppZen’s Audit Insights platform, organizations in the professional services industry (including lawyers,...

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Which country has the most expense report fraud?

Employees in different countries behave very differently in accordance with company expense policies, according to new data released from the AppZen...

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AppZen data shows men commit the most expense fraud – even more than you may think

Men are the biggest offenders of expense report fraud by a wide margin, according to the latest AppZen proprietary data from our Expense Report Audit...

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The average instance of employee fraud is bigger than you may think

Many back office professionals turn a willing blind eye to suspected expense report misconduct by employees. The cited rationale is that employees...

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Find money the AppZen way, with historical expense audits

Everyone wants to prevent occupational fraud in the future. Small incidents of misconduct today can be gateway drugs into larger, extremely-costly...

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All too human: Expense report misconduct auditors miss

Say your human auditor was tasked with analyzing every single one of your expense reports. What would she do? She’d examine line items, and manually...

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The most notorious expense report scandals of the last 20 years

Expense reports seem a mundane fraction of reality; all we have to do is lay out work expenses, itemize and submit them, and get reimbursed. Yet for...

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How employees cheat employers on Valentine's Day

Falling in love can be wonderful. With our heads in the clouds, we sit back and ruminate on our blissful fortune—sometimes temporarily losing track...

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Corporate culture and ethical behavior: Leading by example

In our last post, we saw how tough it can be to differentiate between misconduct and genuine human error when it comes to corporate fraud. The key to...

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Who's to blame when accidental expense report fraud occurs?

Blame it on sticky fingers, late nights, or month end deadlines. Employee misconduct can sometimes just be an honest mistake. Yes, there are...

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Manager approval process for T&E: Useless or useful?

I once sat in an interview with a Manager who told us, step by step, his process to approve his team’s expense reports. His story went something like...

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Think your external auditors will sniff out fraud? Think again!

When a company uncovers internal fraud, their first question is ‘Why didn’t the auditor catch that?’ The simple answer, is that the purpose of an...

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Proactive fraud detection: The future is AI

Your long awaited family camping trip comes around. You’ve just earned a weekend away from Excel after closing the month-end books. Only a handful of...

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How is your T&E management?

If you’ve spent much time at all in T&E management, you’ve probably read other articles and blog posts about employees passing off crazy expenses....

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Is your expense report audit effective?

Why do you need an effective expense report audit process?

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